Join Our Team!

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Radford University seeks to expand and develop new areas of clinical research to enhance our programs. We invite applications and nominations for two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor. The required areas of clinical research expertise are motor speech disorders, fluency disorders, voice and resonance disorders, swallowing, and/or adult language disorders.

The selected candidates will pioneer the creation of a new clinical practice in their area of expertise with collaborating partners. These practices will serve as a catalyst for the new emphasis on advanced clinical practice and research. These are nine- month appointments beginning August 2021 with possible summer funding available.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree or ABD in speech-language pathology or related area, qualifications requisite for Virginia licensure in Speech- Language Pathology, and professional certification (CCC- SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Applicants who are ABD and meet the requirements for licensure and certification must have their PhD conferred by May 2022. Individuals who are ABD will be hired at a rank of instructor. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework, supervising in the Radford University Speech-Language- Hearing Clinic, establishing or continuing a line of research in specialty area, student advising, and University service.

Competitive compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the position will be provided with a reduced teaching load during the first year of employment to support the development of a research program. Relocation funds are also available.

Application Requirements

Candidates must submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and contact information (names, addresses, and phone numbers) for three professional references. The successful candidate will also be required to provide official transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lauren  Flora, Chair of the Search Committee at Applicants must apply online. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

About Radford University

Nestled in the New River Valley in the Blue Ridge  Mountains, 40 miles from Roanoke, Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive midsize public university. Radford University is a student-focused institution offering  76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, three associate degrees, and six  certificates  at  the undergraduate level; 27 master's  programs  in  22 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 13 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post- master's certificates, preparing nearly 11,870 students to become successful and productive leaders in the  community. Recognized as one of the 140 institutions in the “2021 Best Colleges and Universities in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review, ranked in the top 50 of “Best   Regional Universities (South)” in the 2021 edition of US News and World Report, and ranked as 14th Top Public Schools in South by 2020 US News and World Report.

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